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Four sin-binned as Southwell City draw 0-0 with last season's Notts Senior League champions Stapleford Town

By Connor Thompson

Southwell City’s vice chairman John Cunningham said it was a good point earned against last year’s Notts Senior League Premier Division champions Stapleford Town.

Cunningham said: “A good point considering we had so many players missing.

“[There was] some great defending at the end to deny Stapleford. It was tough for both sides in that heat.”

Credit: SouthwellCityFC (15843772)
Credit: SouthwellCityFC (15843772)

Southwell thought they had taken the lead after 15 minutes when Calum Law converted at the far post, but the goal was eventually ruled out for a foul on the keeper in the build up to the goal.

The referee remained at the centre of things as he sent two Stapleford players to the sin bin in the space of three minutes before half-time, however, Southwell failed to take advantage of the nine men.

But, The Stripes were given another chance on 50 minutes when a third Stapleford player was sin-binned, and this time they should have taken the lead through Ashley Dixon, who failed to control the ball having been played through one-on-one with the keeper.

With ten minutes to play, the visitors were given their fourth and final sin bin, as Southwell made their final substitute in hope of a winner.

With three games played, Southwell sit sixth on four points.

This evening they host Calverton Miners’ Welfare.


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